wordpress.com vs wordpress.org
I've used wordpress.com for about three years now. Free, not hard to figure out. I just use it to post personal stuff, upload pics and pdfs to give them an URL, things like that. I don't allow comments (avoid the rancor), don't link to social media, etc. Bare bones almost to the marrow.
But now I've run into a hiccup at wordpress.com, an accessibility issue, so I contacted them. They don't know what the problem is, but it will cost thirty-nine bucks to fix it. Wordpress.com is free until you need their assistance.
Anyway, I've looked at wordpress.org and it seems to have some advantages. Does anyone here use wordpress.org? Anything to relate that might help me? I've never done anything this techno on the internet before, and I came across an article that says, "SETUP: Obviously, I’d argue that WordPress.org is easy enough to setup, but for super novice users who have barely stepped foot inside a cloud-based software platform before, this might prove to be overwhelming."https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/wordpr ... press-org/
That super novice statement is a direct reference to me. Twitter is still primarily a verb in my vocabulary and facebook is a run-on word.
I own a domain name that I would use (my name dot com), so I think I'll need to 1) find a webhost like godaddy, then 2) sign up with wordpress.org, and then 3) download the .org package of tools and start constructing. The cost should be cheap enough, but that setup statement from the article has me concerned.
Anybody got any advice?